PML-N leaders Maryam Aurangzeb, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Musad Malik were grappled by PTI workers outside the Parliament House on Saturday. PTI workers besieged the PML-N leaders as the National Assembly convened for getting a vote of confidence by PM Imran Khan.
As per details, the PML-N leaders were being interviewed by media when large numbers of PTI workers reached the red zone and gathered around them, chanting slogans against PML-N.
During the presser, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the opposition has not left the field empty and will fight oppression inside and outside the National Assembly.
The fight shortly broke out after a presser of the opposition members. A shoe was thrown at PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal while party spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb accused PTI workers of abusing her along with party members.
It is not yet clear who threw the shoe at him. However, local media reports suggest that it was a PTI worker who threw the shoe at the opposition leader.
Video footage of the incident also surfaced where a young man can be seen slapping Musad Malik and then running away. Abbasi lunged at the attacker who managed to escape quickly.
“We will not let this hooliganism continue,” Maryam Aurangzeb said while addressing the media after the incident.
In response to Maryam Aurangzeb being abused, Abbasi challenged a PTI worker to come forward and threatened to return him on a stretcher, while PML-N’s Musad Malik asked whether this was the State of Medina Imran Khan had promised where women were not safe.
“Where was the police of the state of Madina when all this was happening,” he questioned.
According to sources, the PTI workers have claimed that MNA Shaikh Rohail Asghar used derogatory language for PTI workers. PTI supporters have also stated that had such derogatory language been used for PML-N then the situation would have been much worse.
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Earlier during the press conference, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accused President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and NA Speaker Asad Qaiser of being involved in summoning an illegal session. The notification was issued at night between March 4 and 5, he said.